State Of Oregon Takes Larger Role In Wolf Management
With the federal delisting of the species, state management has new importance.
Oregon had long had a split personality when it came to gray wolves. The wolves had federal protection in part of the state, but not all.
Now the portion west of U.S. Highway 395 has lost that difference, and wolf management is up to the state, through the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). That is, assuming there are no lawsuits filed against the federal removal of wolf protections, and some have been threatened.
ODFW Carnivore-Furbearer Coordinator Derek Broman oversees wolf management at the state agency. He visits with details of what happens now.